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FOX
Nov 7, 2012 10:00pm PST
ago. according to the secretary of state's office. 59% of voters in california went to the polls yesterday. in 2008, that number was above 70%. here in the bay area, just over half, or almost 55% of registered voters cast ballots yesterday. >>> the santa clara county registrar said it has almost a quarter million ballots to count. more than 35,000 provisional ballots. >>> stay with the 10:00 news. in 9 minutes, mitt romney's last minute decision after losing the election. plus, a tax hike, statewide. the refund some students will get as a result. and at 10:45 the vote yesterday that could set thousands of inmates free. >>> striking workers at raleys, and knob hill supermarkets rallied for support. they've been on the picket line for four days. workers rallied at this nob hill store in alameda. the workers are against proposed cuts to their health benefits, and also the elimination of people pay on sundays. one worker said he's been with the company for 23 years. >> i believe in this company, and i still believe in it. >> reporter: raley's issued a statement saying in part, it is
ABC
Nov 5, 2012 5:00pm PST
half of the california eligible voters mail in ballots these days. officials say about a third of the votes already cast a ballot. those who held onto it can still drop off the ballot at the polling place just don't mail it it n.at this point. it's too late for that. so it is too late. if you want to get it in by mail fcht you have trouble voting you can report problems to abc 7 news election night hot line. that number is poflted on our web site. >> california political practices politician accusing a arizona group of campaign money laundering. the state supreme court issued a rare weekend ruling ordering the nonprofit to disclose who is behind an $11 million contribution to support prop 32. the groups are not required to release their individual donor list. the states could find the pack or persue criminal charges. >> some of california heavy weights in san francisco trying to drum up support at the last minute for prop 30. this is a live look at the rally at the embarcadero. governor jerry brown is there today former labor secretary headlined a yes on prop 30 rally at uc ber
FOX
Nov 7, 2012 6:00am PST
the congressional races. we'll tell you who will keep their seat and who will lose it. >>> california voters decide to raise their own taxes. how governor jerry brown convinced them to do it. >>> we're live in san jose we'll tell you which measures passed in santa clara county and which didn't. you may be surprised to find that out. >>> good morning, to you. welcome to a brand new day it's wednesday november 7th i'm dave clark. >> good morning, i'm pam cook. thank you for waking up with us this morning. let's check in with steve paulson. the weather is already changing i guess. but i did vote for warm weather, steve. >> then election came in for you on monday and tuesday. but for us rooking for colder weather the results will show up later today and more likely tomorrow. we have a very strong cold front coming in. today is that between day. 60s and 70s. a lot of the fog and low clouds are back. temperatures will begin their cool down. >>> traffic on 24 westbound between walnut creek and oakland looks good. the fog is not low here. steve has mentioned the fog. definitely foggier and chillier. the co
FOX
Nov 8, 2012 5:00pm PST
from them in 9 minutes. >>> student protest wrapped up at university of california at berkeley today. they want tuition cut now that prop 30 passed. ktvu's sal castaneda is live with how today's action is a far cry from what happened a year ago. >> reporter: for one thing the protesters have left, although these are a lot of students walking by, walk ugway from -- walking away from class. they say they were protesting to make higher education affordable to all. >> reporter: many braved the wind and the rain for a walk out and rally to demand tuition reductions now that prop 30 has passed. at one point it was pouring but that didn't dampen the spirit of the crowd. today's demonstration comes near the first anniversary of the occupy cal movement. last year police and protesters clashed when tents were removed. this year the demonstration has been noisy but peaceful so far. after the noon rally the crowd marched where meetings were held. they wanted to make sure the money raised by prop 30 gets used for public education. >> right now the money is not guaranteed to go to public education
NBC
Nov 7, 2012 5:00am PST
fund education. the california voters passed prop 30. governor brown expected to speak later this morning. "today in the bay's" christy smith live in sacramento with the expectations for that. >> reporter: governor jerry brown told his supporters late last night, i know people have their doubts. can you go to california voters and ask them to vote to raise taxes on themselves. well, he did. and, as you said, it looks like it passed. governor jerry brown signature tax measure proposition 30. he spoke with supporters at the hotel near the capital last night. he expressed confidence it would pass. looks like he was right. enjoyed support in places like san francisco and coastal areas but not so much in rural areas of the state. this measure has been the governor's focus for two years. if it would have been defeated, brown said nearly $6 billion in budget cuts would fall mostly on public schools. >> i'm very optimistic. this -- no, it looks good. we're ahead. and we're going to -- god willing, we're going to stay ahead. >> reporter: now, what prop 30 does it raises sales tax for
NBC
Nov 7, 2012 6:00am PST
's the latest, i'm tracie potts. >> with president obama solidified for another four years, california public schools no longer in limbo. prop 38 which would have raised funds for schools by increasing taxes on a sliding scale, this one has failed. overnight, prop 30 does pass. prop 30 is governor brown's personal tax initiative. this one will increase taxes on earnings over $250,000 for seven years. it will raise the sales tax by a quarter percent for four years. and it will fund public schools and public safety realignments. for more on prop 30, the devastating cuts that are avoided, let's turn things over to christy smith. live in sacramento and she has more on governor brown's big-time victory out there. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this is a big win for governor jerry brown. he had to overcome long-term anti-tax sentiment that's been going on here in california. but he told supporters that in the end proposition 30 basically sold itself. he said that at an election night party, governor brown took the stage as prop 30 gained a slim lead last late night. it had support in the
NBC
Nov 8, 2012 11:00am PST
including murder, robbery and carjacking. part of a crime spree that started in southern california with his wife, tania washington, and allegedly included a jail break and wounding a deputy. prosecutors say on october 5th, they killed ko at her home. on the same day, they robbed a k-mart in sunol. they allegedly stole ko's car. ended up in washington state where they led police on a chase. we tried to speak with the public defender this morning who declined. but prosecutors say that the couple had no tie to hercules. if convicted, they could face life in prison or the death penalty. but prosecutors say that they haven't decided whether or not to pursue the death penalty in this case. he is due back in court on november 16th at 1:30. reporting live in richmond, christie smith, nbc bay area news. >>> the man in jail accused of gunning down a well-known east palo alto community activist could soon be set free. san mateo county judge dismissing a murder charge against gregory elarms. police say he killed david lewis outside the hillside shopping center back in june of 2010. the judge says polic
NBC
Nov 14, 2012 5:00am PST
, christie smith, "today in the bay." >>> the way hundreds of california businesses operate changes today, state's cap and trade laws take effect despite an 11th hour ho-hour appeal to >> good morning. considering california's green experiment to temper global warming cap and trade will important more than 400 industrial companies in california to reduce their carbon pollution or by so-called carbon credits at auction. it is the centerpiece in the 2006 state law designed to reduce greenhouse gases to 1990s levels by 2020. california air resources board has been looking forward to this day for a long time now. board will run today's first ever auction and with cement manufacturers, oil refineries, those sorts of greenhouse gas emitting companies will bid on these pollution permits. one permit allows one ton of carbon to be emit. minimum bid price of $10 a ton. many businesses say that is merely an energy tax that will cost them a fortune while others, including pg&e support the move but warn it is going to impact rates. >> i think all eyes are on california now to see the outcome of this.
ABC
Nov 7, 2012 6:00am PST
the death penalty in california with life without parole voters rejected prop 32 banning unions and corporations from using payroll deductions to fund political campaigns. >> democrats in sacramento will have a super majority or two thirds in the state assembly. speaker perez says the assembly should have 54 democrats still not clear if the state senate will have a super majority of democrats. pro tem steinberg says he's hopeful democrats will be able to raise taxes and pass budgets without republican support if they get. >>> decisive victory for feinstein who will return to washington for a fourth term the 79-year-old san francisco democrat defeated danville republican emken. feinstein was better known and better financed than emken and did not and would not debate her. >> katie marzullo continues our coverage with long cal races. >> reporter: i zoomed in on the -- bay area, no surprise to anyone all blue in all the districts in the bay area. we want to focus on some of the bigger ones, district 3 john garamendi, vs. vann he has held state office for four decades, vann is someo
FOX
Nov 7, 2012 5:00am PST
he calls the california dream. voters have approved proposition 30 his education tax initiative. you can see on the screen. 54% to 46%. and that is with -- actually that is all of the precincts reporting out. tara moriarty is in san francisco with what the vote means for california's public schools. >> reporter: we are standing in front of mission high school. and it is one of the oldest in fact the oldest high school in san francisco and it's struggling but the students here may now benefit from prop 30 passage. san francisco voters overwhelmingly supported the measure as did folks in alameda and santa cruz. they all raise the states sales tax by a quarter of a cent for four years and increase income taxes for people that make $250,000 a year by up to three percentage points. it's projected to raise $6 billion a year for schools. >> when i ran for governor, i did say i said three things. one, i want to level with you tell you the truth no more smoke and mirrors on the budget. two, we're not going to have any taxes unless the people themselves vote for it. and three we're going to mo
FOX
Nov 6, 2012 7:00am PST
's election day. and the polls here in california just opened about 55 second ago. the months of campaigning the millions of dollars spent on ads comes down to this day. the presidential race remains a dead heat with the latest poll showing president obama and mitt romney still neck in neck in the all important battleground states. mitt romney voted this morning near his boston area home with his wife. romney is now heading to ohio and then pennsylvania where he is making last-minute campaign appearances. this was just announced yesterday before heading back to boston this evening. president obama is back home in chicago where he will watch the results come in later this evening. coming up at 7:15, we will have a guide to the key returns today and when we could know the results of the presidential election. >> time 7:01 you heard tori the polls opened moments ago here in california. we have reporters all over the bay area covering today's local, state and national issues. you see the reporters there tara and everybody else we will start with ktvu's at polling place in san jose good morning.
NBC
Nov 5, 2012 11:00am PST
>>> $11 million flowing into california from out of state all to defeat proposition 30. i'm christie smith. we will have reaction from local educators coming up in a live report. >>> did the naked man shot and killed by fremont police last night have some sort of death wish? i'll have that story coming up. >>> and a mother's attempt to give her son a better view turned tragic. >>> and a live look. what a nice day in store for us which has already begun. looking out at san jose. maybe some haze there. we will have a full look at the forecast with christina. the news at 11:00 starts now. >>> good morning. thanks for being with us. i'm marla tellez. >> and i'm jon kelley. we begin with decision 2012 and the race for the white house. yes, one more day to go. the candidates making the final push in six swing states. >> in 25 minutes, president obama will be holding a rally in ohio. earlier this morning, he was in madison, wisconsin for another rally telling voters there, quote, it's time to finish what we started. the president will wind up election day eve in iowa. >> and mean
NBC
Nov 7, 2012 6:00pm PST
adds that rating services such as standard & poor's are already noting california's new income and viewing its financial outlook favorably. >> now the passage of both proposition 30 and san francisco's proposition a provides sorely needed funds to san francisco city college as well. prop 30 narrowly passed and measure a received more than 60% of the vote. but the school is in such dire straits that long-term problems will still taunt administrators for a while. nbc's barry santiago is at city college with more. this is a long time in the making, arturo. >> it is, jessica, but the good news is city college will not have to cut its entire summer session, spring classes or even declare bankruptcy. but even the people who run the school will tell you they are far from being out of the woods financially. san francisco city college was facing imminent financial disaster. it faced bankruptcy and loss of its accreditation. but the passage of proposition a and proposition 30, along with changes in the way the college operates, is keeping the school on life support. it still has major pr
ABC
Nov 4, 2012 6:00am PST
. >> lisa, thank you. breaking news at this hour. workers at raley's grocery stores throughout california and they have he have are on strike. it's a dispute over wages, healthcare and other benefits. we are joined live from the store in fremont with the details. good morning. what did is mean for shoppers. >> it means the workers don't want customers to to shop here. they don't want money going into these stores until their contract is figured out. this picket line you are seeing at this store in fremont is the meat cutters. the meat cutners this store are members of the united food workers union. they are encouraging customers not to shop here. it is a different scenario at each store across northern california, central california and nevada. some grocery workers are members of unions and are not working. at this particular raley's, grocery workers are not union members. they are being told to cross the picket line and come in or otherwise they are told they will lose their jobs. this camps after intense negotiations with the federal mediators, but contract talks have been in the work f
FOX
Nov 30, 2012 6:00am PST
court may announce if it will review the challenge to california proposition 8 which bans same sex marriage. i'm going to take you live outside -- this san earlier shot of the supreme court building. coming up we will try to go out there live. options before the high court and how the city of san francisco is preparing for the court's decision. >> this is major. >>> time now 6:07. the weather is major. our commute. and tara you are watching the bay bridge too. >> that is right. the lights are out on the span. we don't know what caused it. obviously storm related. if we take a live look you can see that the only thing you can see are headlights and taillights across the span. we also have a high wind advisory in effect. looks like it's a pretty slow going. definitely give yourself extra time this morning if you need to get across the bridge. up next we will take a look at highway 24 lafayette. this is near 680 traffic getting a little bit heavy there westbound. we also have a lot of standing water on 680 right near this location. be careful of that. highway 4 through bay point you c
NBC
Nov 14, 2012 4:30am PST
changer in california politics. >> it was positive. they really helped me. they saved my son's life. that was good thing. >> caught on tape. oakland officers jumped into action and deliver. we have the emotional reunion between a baby boy and men in blue coming up. >>> welcome back, everyone. three oakland police officers got to meet the baby they helped bring into the world. yesterday they met the baby and the parents. baby nolan with a police badge and his stuffed animal and bag full of gud goodies. the officers helped deliver the bay five days ago. a man flagged down officers saying his wife was in labor. officers jumped into action to help deliver a healthy baby boy. >> the baby was crowning and -- so then i turned to charles and i remember telling charles this baby is come. >> these three guys -- month matter what happens. >> that baby nolan was actually named after a nearby park and his middle maim is shell, after the shell gas station. >> okay. >> yeah. >> shell. okay. >> mother and baby are doing fine. >> we are happy to hear that. all right. 4:45 now. toyota is issuing a ne
ABC
Nov 11, 2012 11:00pm PST
. it is tax hikes on every household. today california leaders said the voters have spoken, but it is not clear if lawmakers can return to washington and work together. congresswoman nancy pelosi spent the day mixing and mingling at the presidio. but fixing the country's finances was on her mind. >> we have a deficit we have to deal with. we have to do it with growth and the creation of jobs. we have to do it with cuts. we all know that, but we have t.o. do it with revenue. >> reporter: she will be returning to capitol hill pushing a deal backed by barack obama. that will include tax hikes on wealthier households. republicans who still control the u.s. house of representatives have started to dig in. >> raising tax rates will slow down our ability to crow 80 the jobs everybody wants. >> reporter: what are the consequences if law i can makers cannot make a deal. >> the fiscal clip is very bad if it happens. it means we could have a huge recession next year. >> reporter: if scheduled budget cuts are imposed an estimated 400 government jobs could be slashed and about 400,000 j
FOX
Nov 7, 2012 7:00am PST
time in eight years, people in california vote to raise their own taxes. how the governor convinced them to do it. >>> well, there are new fears of political gridlock in washington. the challenge facing congress as america approaches the fits cal clinch. >>> and trouble on eastbound 24 and find out why westbound 24 is a mess headed the other way. "mornings on 2" starts now. >>> well, good morning to you. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm tori campbell. it's wednesday, november 7th. this morning, the state of florida remains too close to call but president obama has more than the 270 electoral votes needed to win re- election. the race was called after the president captured several battleground states including ohio, colorado, wisconsin and iowa. [ cheers ] >> thousands of supporters cheered as the president, first lady and their two daughters emerged at the victory party. >> while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up. we have fought our way back and we know in our hearts that for the united states of ame
FOX
Nov 20, 2012 7:00am PST
about completing the requirements. >>> time is 7:11. terrorists in california, what four men who are allegedly connected to al qaeda were accused of planning. >>> also, a landmark auction. how things went during california's first sale of pollution permits as part of the fight against greenhouse gases. >>> cloudy skies, rain, wind, light. the front will be here by this evening department will an gray, windy day with rain developing. some of that will be heavy by tonight. >>> four southern california men have been charged with plotting to kill americans and destroy u.s. targets overseas. the fbi says the men planned on carrying out their attacks by joining al qaeda and the taliban. one of the men served in the u.s. air force. they were arrested for plotting to bomb u.s. military bases and government facilities. the fbi says the men had planned to depart this month to carry out plots in afghanistan. >>> 7:14. the united states now expanding its involvement in the middle east crisis. as ktvu's alison burns reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, secretary of state, hillary clint
NBC
Nov 26, 2012 4:30am PST
into the bay area. after a deadly weekend on california roadways that claimed 27 lives, including six from the bay area. one of the crashes happened on saturday night near placerville when the driver of a prius swerved into the path of a minivan. three members of a bay area family in that prius died. a 4-year-old placerville girl in the minivan was killed. five others were hurt in the crash with minor to serious injuries. investigators are looking into the cause. >> there is no information leading to any impairment of that driver. >> witnesses say the cause might have been a deer. they're often seen in the area and drivers are often forced to swerve to avoid them. >>> new this morning, east palo alto police are searching for an armed suspect who shot a man sitting inside a car. shot spotter pinpointed it near addison avenue just off 101. the 49-year-old victim was shot multiple times around 8:00 last night. police have not updated his condition. investigators believe one or more suspects who were on foot walked up to the victim and attacked him. >>> the trial for a teenager accused of shoo
ABC
Nov 20, 2012 5:00am PST
is asking a federal court for a six month extension on an order to lower california's inmate population by 34,000 over two years. the deadline is next june. the state has been sending low level felons to county jail but says it won't be able to meet that requirement without releasing some prisoners early that could pose a danger to the community. >>> san francisco board of supervisors set to decide long running argument over the issue of free muni fares for low income youth. the commission has awarded more than six million dollars to help implement such a program, some supervisors say the money would be better spent towards maintaining muni's fleet. the others support free muni for youth many transportation chief recommending spending part of that hone for the free program between february and june and again next fall and the rest of the money for muni maintenance and improvement. supervisors are expected to vote on proposed ordinance that would amen building code to allow construction -- to amend building code to allow construction of the tiniest apartments in the country, that vote wa
ABC
Nov 24, 2012 6:00am PST
's sponsored tree lighting. 33,000 lights. 1100 ornaments cover that 83-foot tree. >>> california's great america in santa clara the second annual global winter wonderland is underway. lights, lanterns and lasers highlight the display. they also have face painters, jugglers, fire dancers and fire eaters. >>> coming up, why they are planning to resume the remains of yasser arafat in a few days. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. ♪ [ whispers ] real bacon... creamy cheese... 100 calories... [ chef ] ma'am [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. of green giant vegetables it's easy to eat like a giant... ♪ and feel like a green giant. ♪ ho ho ho ♪ green giant >> this is abc7 news. >> veteran actor and '80s icon larry hagman has died. hag is probably best known as the oil baron j.r. august on the hit series "dallas." he appeared from 1978 to 1991. earlier this year he revived his j.r. role in a reboot of the series on cable. according to a dallas newspaper, costars linda gray and patrick duff
KICU
Nov 23, 2012 11:30pm PST
. >>> more details now on the wal- mart labor action. this was a scene in southern california. a crowd of more than 1,000 people gathered at the entrance to the store in the city of paramount. sheriff deputies ordered the protesters to leave and most of them obeyed but nine people did not and they were arrested without incident. >>> another arrest came in portland oregon. police took a 33-year-old protester into custody last night after he yelled at employees then refused to leave. things were peaceful outside the portland wal-mart today. >>> you know about black friday, how about plab friday. it's face wide but it started right here in oak hasn't -- it's nationwide but it started right here in oakland. >>> and temperatures dropping rapidly. where we could have some patchy fog first thing tomorrow morning and the >>> thousands gathered at union square in san francisco tonight for the 23rd annual tree lights ceremony. the tree was lit at 6:45 this evening. macy's donated the 83-foot tall reusable tree which is decorated with 33,000 energy efficient lights. >>> well tomorrow is what you
FOX
Nov 12, 2012 7:00am PST
the longest commute in california? california watch is reporting that designation goes to contra costa county. people who live in contra costa county spend an average of 32.8 minutes in their cars every day. in contra costa county, 17% of the people travel an hour or more to get to work. compared to humboldt, the average commute is about 17 minutes. around the state, fewer than one in 10 california residents commute for more than an hour. >>> speaking of commuting, let's check in with sal. many people have the day off for veterans day so i'm thinking it will be lieser -- lighter than unusual. let's take a look at some of -- at some of these commutes. you will be able to tell immediately at the toll plaza where it is light. you don't have to worry about getting into the city. there's certainly people out there. same thing with san francisco, northbound 101 traffic looks good. no problems on 280. on the nimitz freeway. 7:08. let's go to steve it's cold. yes, yes, yes. but not as cold as sunday morning when we had clear skies. saw a little ice out there. colder start, though, for many. we had a
KRON
Nov 28, 2012 4:00am PST
the potential for a thunderstorm. we saw some reported lightning strikes were the central california coast line. once the rain hits landfall. we will not see as much instability. you can see 8:00 a.m. most of the north bay is under heavy rain. it will grow more widespread and start to attend to five by 10:00 a.m.. this is the bulk of the ride. as it was the clock into the afternoon the showers will start to taper off. most folks will be dry as we head into later tonight. with this for system we could see up to an inch of rain a bit more in the north bay. temperatures now in the 40's and 50's. 49 in concord. 57 hayward and fremont. your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast shows rain every day. keep your umbrella handy. friday's system will be wider than the first. light rain for saturday it will grow in intensity by sunday. we have the possibility of a 30 percent chance of lingering showers as we head into next monday and tuesday. more on what to expect that your extended forecast coming up. >> traffic doing fine at the approach to the bay bridge toll plaza. maybe some light rain on the western
NBC
Nov 7, 2012 4:30am PST
elizabeth emken for california's senate seat. >> in the house, minority leader race, nancy pelosi will keep her seat. she decisively beats republican john dennis. that was a landslide but expected. >> exactly. democratic incumbent trying to hold on to his district three seat. he's facing republican county supervisor kim dan. >> in district nine, the incumbent holding off a strong challenger. >> incumbent democratic pete staunch has lost his district 15 seat to fellow democrat eric sloan. we caught up with the new bay area representative. >> reporter: there's a lot of excitement here at the campaign headquarters in pleasanton. about 150 people have showed up and they are so excited about results. the 31-year-old is a councilman and prosecutor with the alameda county district attorney's office and now he has officially unseated incumbent pete stark. >> i feel very good. i feel like the support and the votes seen right now reflect the effort that's right behind us here. so many people have invested in our campaign with their hard work and just being out there and bringing their friends in, the
ABC
Nov 12, 2012 4:30am PST
says products are still being made and shipped for now. the company employs 1800 workers in california. hostess filed for bankruptcy in january. >>> president obama inviting business and labor leaders to the white house this week or talks on the so-called fiscal cliff. nancy pelosi in san francisco for a veterans day event yesterday is returning to capitol hill to push a deal backed by the president to avoid that fiscal cliff with tax hikes on wealthier households, republicans have already started digging in. >> it will slow down our ability to create the jobs that everyone says they want. >> we have a deficit we have to deal with. we have to do it with growth, creation of job, cuts, we all know that. also with revenue. >> if a deal with congress is not reached by year's end scheduled budget cuts will be imposed. 400,000 government jobs tied to defense could be slashed. another 400,000 other jobs would be he ed. taxes will go up on everyone -- will be eliminated. tax will go up on everyone. >>> congress is demanding answers on the investigation of david petraeus who quit after admittin
FOX
Nov 23, 2012 7:00am PST
to the woman's friend. they are looking for a 2004 ford taurus of w a california license plate number of 6pkl1122. >>> an investigation into a kansas drug ring. the me da see know coast residents are -- mendacino coast residents are accused of selling marijuana that raked in $17 million from 2005 to 2012. the trials are expected to be held in kansas city kansas. >>> our time is 7:11 and believe it or not there was more violence along the border of gaza. what both sides are saying about how this is going to affect the cease fire. >>> and it's been hit by dozens of tsunamis, how officials in crescent city are trying to tsunami proof their fort. . >>> except for fog, it's going to be a nice day. temperatures starting off from 30s to 50s. mostly sunny, highs in the 60s. >>> the cease fire in the middle east, it's still in place despite violence, as soon as the truce started. israeli soldiers killed a 20- year-old palestinian and wounded two dozen more this morning. a group of palestinian protesters came too close to a border fence. hamas has tried to pull crowds away signaling the deaths will not
NBC
Nov 23, 2012 6:00am PST
. >>> coming up, party train to vegas. a new plan on track to link california to sin city just ahead. >>> it is 6:25. giving you a live look at downtown san jose where preparations are under way for christmas in the park. the annual holiday tradition kicks off for the 33rd year in a row on market street. i'm going to be on hand to open the downtown ice at circle of the palms along with kristi yamaguchi for the tree lighting at 6:00 tonight. it will be open daily through january 1st from 9:00 until midnight, 9:00 a.m. until midnight. admission is free. donation boxes are scattered around the park so you can keep the annual tradition going. the time now is 6:26. >>> pretty fun. well, a lot of people like to travel this time of year, maybe to vegas? well, why wait to start the party, i suppose. >> a nevada entrepreneur is about to add five more hours of partying to both ends of your trip. >> because that's what people need. >> just what we need. the las vegas railway express is one step closer to bringing the x train to life. the train would start at the amtrak train station in fullerto
NBC
Nov 8, 2012 6:00pm PST
the california highway patrol conducted no investigation after the bus drivers exposed critical problems. >> do you feel the california highway patrol let you, the drivers, and the students down? >> oh, yeah, definitely. they sure did. especially when you're transporting special needs children. you let us down big time. >> reporter: the decision to fire you. what does that say about durham? >> they don't care. they just wanted me out. because i supposedly lied. i didn't lie. you've got the proof right there, tony. i want my job back. i want to be able to go back to see my children that i transport every day and that they miss me. they call me miss lorraine. some of them call me mama. mama lorraine. >> reporter: fighting for her students. in its letter to lorraine ramirez, durham said she was fired for violations of company policy. she believes the reasons were manufactured. after our investigation in may, ramirez tells us, she was called in to the office and told, if she talks to nbc bay area again, she would be fired. for the record, she did not talk again until after she was fired. jessica? >
NBC
Nov 23, 2012 4:30am PST
town in northern california has hit a snag in a major upgrade to its harbor. crescent city was badly damaged by the march, 2011, tsunami triggered by that major earthquake in japan. while crews were in the process of shoring up the docks with reinforced steel pilings, the drill bit broke. now they have to pound them in by hand just to get them through the winter. crescent center is about 15 miles south of the oregon border and geologists say it makes it a prime target for tsunamis. >>> plans for a vegas party train from california are a step closer to becoming a reality. a nevada company has signed a conditional agreement with union pacific railroad. the las vegas railway express will start in san bernardino county and then end in sin city. the trip would take about five hours. the company plans to include an ultra lounge, tvs for sports, private cars for patbachelor parties and food an drink. tickets would be about $99 each way. the hope is to get the train running by the end of next year. >> it sounds a lot better than it looks, that cargo train. >> yeah, it looks pretty fancy. >>>
FOX
Nov 28, 2012 5:00am PST
formally legalized. california's voter approve ban on gay marriage and if the high court refuses to hear proposition 8 would stand and become legal in california. san francisco city leaders say if it happens, they would need at least 24 hours to prepare for a flood of marriage license requests. >>> cat williams is in trouble with the law again and just weeks ago he was arrested in oakland on suspicion of a salt. coming up, why he may face new charges in sacramento. >>> and any are not -- and they are not sure whether they can shoot birds to keep them from planes. if shooting blank fail to scare them away, permanent employees may be allowed to use bird shot. they deferred that proposal to be talked about later. >>> there is a sky show on the way right now the final lunar eclipse of the year. and even if our cloudy rainy skies are there, you will be unlikely to notice the stage -- unlikely to notice the stage of theee lips and that will happen at -- eclipse than will happen at 6:00 this morning. >> let's check in with tara. not too bad for a morning commute. >>> that is right, not bad at a
FOX
Nov 25, 2012 7:00am PST
. we have a weak system here. you can see them brushing along the northern half of california and weakening the ridge. and temperatures for the afternoon will be slightly cooler and above the seasonal average. nice pleasant afternoon for your sunday. out outdoor. it is a chilly one. upper 30s and 40's. and 45 in novato and around the bay area. and it feels a little better. >> 52 san francisco and in oakland and upper 40s in and around fremont this morning. for the afternoon, expect the temperatures at 69 degrees for santa rosa and in san rafael. upper 60s expected in oaklandle and 65 for san francisco. 67 for concord and into pleasant ton for the afternoon. and livermore, the south bay looking good. 59 san jose. and 57 expected for san mateo. we get into monday, we will continue with the dry conditions. our temperatures will begin to dip in the overnight hours with the clouds increasing by tuesday. temperatures will feel better as we get out the door tuesday morning and into wednesday, the clouds will begin to thick thicken. and then we have rain. they want to bring the storm
NBC
Nov 11, 2012 7:00am PST
for people who might be more in the middle. so in california, winners, losers. >> same thing. winners jerry brown. this guy deserves a medal. he denied public opinion polls. also, democratic candidates for state legislature. they managed to win a two-thirds majority in each house which will allow that party to govern without republican obstruction. here's the history of it. the last time the state had a democratic governor and democrats controlled two-thirds of the legislature was 1883. 1883. so this is really a moment for democrats. also state republicans like the national team who now find themselves with only -- it's amazing. 29% of the state's voters. 29%. you can't win elections when you count on basically a quarter of the public as your base. it just won't work. it won't work. this is even worse than national republican party. california republicans have to find a way to broaden their base if they hope to govern in the near future. >> we mentioned prop 30 briefly. safe to say that education was one of the winners at the local level had. >> absolutely. local schools which saw most of t
NBC
Nov 28, 2012 5:00am PST
like like. the american flag, california flag. looking pretty good this morning. i also spoke with one of the toll takers. of course, the wind's expected to be about 50 miles an hour here. she said really the busy people on a day like this, the chp, also the tow truck drivers on the bay bridge, she said they have the busiest day at all. again, we're really feeling things start to change out here this morning. reporting live near the bay bridge toll plaza, christy smith, "today in the bay." >> drivers can expect a longer ride to work. drivers trying to take it easy on the roads. "today in the bay's" bob rydell is our man on the road. where you at and where you headed? >> we're heading eastbound across dunbar. we're not on the incline yet. we just passed underneath the cal train sign. they do not have the high wind warnings up yet. we know the national weather service does have high wind advisories throughout the bay area. and actual warnings in some areas like san francisco. now, if you can hear the cross wind we're getting here, i would say it's definitely in the 20 to 30-mile-an-hour
ABC
Nov 12, 2012 5:00am PST
said the country could learn from california voters, prop 30 passed hiking sales taxes and raising taxes on people making $250,000 or more. >> our credibility as a governing, a nation that can govern itself is on the chopping block. yes, cuts going forward of certain commitments, that has to be embraced so also is revenue, revenue means taxes. >> reporter: sergio quinn tan that, abc7 news. >>> in a -- few hours free event in oakland will offer help for struggling homeowners banks are participating in a clinic, homeowners can get help with loan moderation -- modifications and other options. the clinic opens 10 this morning at oakland marriott convention center. go to abc7news.com. >>> update on story we brought last week missing historic cross found in the bay area has been resurrected in the mojave desert. the land became federal property in '94 and the cross became the center of a legal dispute cut off at the base and vanished two years ago. last week it was found in san mateo county and the cross was rededicated yesterday. >>> there are still questions surrounding the sudden resi
ABC
Nov 13, 2012 5:00am PST
was able to leave the hospital to attend his victory party. he's -- >> today california state university leaders are considering what to do about undergrads who overstay their welcome they are called super seniors. the board is expected to discuss a proposal to charge hefty fees for students who have completed five years of fulltime graduate work. the board is expected to vote on the proposal tomorrow. >>> san mateo police starting new program to prevent traffic, bike and pedestrian injuries and death. department has received a $60,000 grant from california to fund special activities for one year, cracking down on -- the department plans to identify the worst dui offenders, conduct stakeouts and revoke licenses. >>> another delay in opening of tunnel. 300 million dollar project was supposed to be finished in 2010. caltrans estimated late 2012 opening. now it says the tunnel won't open until the first quarter of next year. the contractor needs more time for inspections and testing. >>> baseball write areas association of america will announce -- the giants' manager bochy took his team to
NBC
Nov 22, 2012 5:00am PST
, not just fixing what's broken. >>> a san diego inmate the first to be released under california's revised three strikes law. that was approved by voters earlier this month. kenneth corely was serving 25 years to life on a record of nonviolent crimes, mostly burglaries, but he was released under the new rules in prop 36. now, prop 36 changed the law to require the third strike to be a violent or serious felony. the changes can be applied to inmates already sentenced under the three strikes law. >>> an oakland school board member still fighting to keep her seat weeks after losing on election day. alice spearman is challenging the results in court. she said her opponent, james harris, has no right to sit on the school board because of where he lives. harris lives in oakland but his neighborhood joined the san l leandro school district. >>> it is 5:05. you want to know in my mind what perfection is? thanksgiving, a big feast, lots of sunshine and sitting next to you on a thursday. >> oh, he's full of it today. >> and christina loren right now. >> we like to hear that, jon kelley. good morning
FOX
Nov 12, 2012 5:00am PST
will account for pollutions but they can sell them. they will help drive california towards a clean energy campaign. >>> and they are cracking down on drivers who are sleepy behind the wheel. it is almost as dangerous as driving drunk and after 17 hours of driving, it is as dangerous as those who have a .7 alcohol level. drowsy driving deaths were very high in 2010. >> i get on the road at 3:00 a.m., i am drowsy, i'm sorry. >> i am going to have a cup of coffee, let's take a look at what we have, traffic is moving along pretty well and as we have been mentioning, northbound 280, getting to highway 17 looks good, we may have some schools out today. southbound 608 to sunole -- 680 looks good as you get to the bottom of the hill. >>> 43 in ocean beach, for some it is not bad and for others it is cold out there. overall it will be mostly sunny partly sunny to the north, mainly 60s, pam. >> all right, steve, coupling up next, -- coming up next, the bay area connection which was once at the supreme court. >>> coming up why the president thinks he should support higher taxes. >>> and they are pu
KRON
Nov 1, 2012 7:00am PDT
opened yesterday. >> the diversity of southern california for people were shot on campus and around 1145 after a halloween party. there about a hundred students gathered for this party that was hosted by campus student organization. four people were shot and one person is in critical condition. all four are in hospital. two people were taken into custody, the people that were shot as those of people taken into custody were not students. classes will be resuming at you as see this morning. >> to children in santa rosa were struck in hurt by a car while tracker trading last night. a tenure a boy and a four year-old girl were walking in a crosswalk just ahead of their parents when they were struck by a car. they were taken to the hospital and it does not appear that their injuries are life threatening. the driver did stop and is cooperating with police. there is a one day strike to protest concessions that they say management is demanding. this will be the sixth strike and a series of strikes. they're upset about contracts that are under negotiation for about 18 months. this walkout is supp
NBC
Nov 1, 2012 6:00pm PDT
for business. the pentagon has asked pg&e to send equipment from california to help restore power there. the hardest hit area, staten island in new york and the jersey shore where homes are completely destroyed. debris scattered all over the streets. in seaside heights, the historic boardwalk partially washed away and the iconic roller coaster now in the atlantic ocean. >> it is still hard to believe, you know? you feel you'll wake up any minute. >> what can you do, you know? you have to believe in tomorrow and, you know, hopefully everybody can rebuild. >> the major airports in the new york area are back up and running and partial service has been restored to some of new york's subway lines. nbc will televise a telethon tomorrow night at 8:00 p.m. to raise money for the victims of sandy. new jersey native, bruce springsteen and john bonn jovi will be performing. >>> more fallout from the penn state child sex abuse scandal. today more charges were filed against graham spanier. state prosecutors say he was involved in the cover-up of former assistant football coach jerry sandusky. senten
ABC
Nov 10, 2012 5:00am PST
't believe it. >> my first thought was we are in california, i haven't seen carbon monoxide poisoning since i was a medical student in chicago. >> the tests showed the carbon monoxide in the patient's system was abnormally high. but just about the amount of a heavy smoker. then his wife said he didn't smoke. he believes the c. o. readth were the result of the good work by the paramedics. >> and the fire department supplying oxygen to this patient so quickly and in such a high flow, i think that's why the level was lower. >> after consulting with the pear medics, firefighters decided to go back to the hotel and test the grounds for carbon monoxide. they isolated the ceo and the hotel guests was evacuated a diagnoser disaster was prevent the. >> we are kind of like detectives, it's kind of like a real live episode of "house" or something. >> but neither doctor say they think of themselves as heroes. >> i'm just a small piece of the big puzzle, but i'm glad that the diagnosis i made led to the safety of a lot of other people that potentially could have been seriously injured. >>> we have some go
CBS
Nov 1, 2012 6:00am PDT
people at the university of southern california. campus police say two men were arguing at about 11:30 last night when one pulled a gun and opened fire. one man was critically wounded three bystanders were also wounded with nonlife- threatening injuries. none of the people involved was usc students. >>> not far from there, three people were injured in hollywood when shots were fired into a halloween crowd. los angeles police say three people were taken to hospitals one of them a 17-year-old who is critically injured with gunshot wounds to the chest and leg. at least three men were taken into custody. >>> investigators are looking into the death of a man who was shot at an oakland cell phone store last night at the metro pcs store on international boulevard. investigators believe it was connected to a robbery attempt. but they are not releasing any more information. >>> san francisco police hope some new video will lead them to a guy behind a bus burning a few nights ago. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec with how social media led them to another vandalism suspectly. suspect and police hop
FOX
Nov 19, 2012 5:00am PST
the number of inmates in california jails. >>> plus the big award for some of the bay area's brightest minds. >>> don't forget you can wake up with ktvu every morning. get the mornings top stories that developed while you were asleep sent straight to your cell phone every weekday morning at 6:00 a.m.. get your ktvu morning wake up call. texting the word wakeup to 70123. >>> welcome back. time now 5:24. four college students with bay area ties have been awarded rhodes scholarships to study at oxford university. kathryn laport is among the scholarship winners. the other winners include margaret hayden. stanford graduate student rachel kolb. and daniel price. they will receive about $50,000 a year for three to four years of studying. >>> charges have now been dropped against a raiders linebacker. mcclain was supposed to begin serving 180 days in jail but the other man involved in a highly publicized dispute decided not to press charges. mcclain was convicted of three charges after firing a gun during an argument last year in alabama. mcclain will not serve any jail time and he is legally cleare
FOX
Nov 19, 2012 6:00am PST
to produce the number of inmates in california jails shocking details on the ktvu special report this may effect your families safety. >>> plus the 2013 class of road scholars has been announced. many winners has ties to the bay area. just $16.99. sizzler. both: we're the fruit guys! back in 1998, we had this idea to deliver fresh fruit to offices in downtown san francisco. we built these wooden crates, filled these with fruit in my one-bedroom apartment. the fruit guys has been with bank of america since they first started. we work with them to help them grow and succeed. we're coming up on 50 employees and delivering to thousands of companies every week. i would definitely say this is a fruitful business. >>> welcome back. time now 6:24. in a ktvu special report thousands of bay area parolees may soon get a free pass from behind bars. the state wants to discharge 10,000 parolees at large from state parole supervision. the plan will only release low level offenders. however according to an internal department of corrections memo obtained by ktvu in the second and third phases, serious an
KRON
Nov 9, 2012 4:00am PST
francisco's transit station is on display at california science center. the to joins a will scall a mastodon to a saber tooth cat or jawbone. we would take a break at 4:52. albany is drying out quite a bit. the bulk of the rain has pushed off the commute may be starting to dry out at least for some portions of the north and east bay. we will be right back. we are back at 4:54. >> a dancing with the stars host reveals that she has cancer. a scaffolding collapsed at fans at a lincoln park concert. the vice president tries his hand at acting in a popular sitcom. catherine kim has the latest stories on hollywood minute. >> dancing with the stars as co-host brook work is under--burke has direct cancer. >> this means that i will have a nice big scar here across my neck. >> the mother of 4¢ her surgery is scheduled saying the doctors told her this is it a happily ever after in the. >> a. lincoln park concert in cape town south africa took a turn--a dangerous turn. we were advised that several people were injured as the result of a collapsing tower outside of the venue. we express our deep sadness
NBC
Nov 10, 2012 5:00pm PST
for a new bay area memorial. >> and showers slowly shutting down now across northern california. we saw a few actually south of san jose down around salinas and gilroy. in the see airs, snow still flying from highway 50 down toward yosemite and we'll let you know if rain and snow will impact the rest of the weekend when we come back. >>> vietnam veterans in the south bay broke ground today on a memorial in honor of the men ho did not return home. the san jose vietnam war memorial will have the names of the 142 south bay men who were killed in action. the monument is located in guadalupe park across the street from hp pavilion. the project has deep personal meaning for many involved. >> we're absolutely ecstatic that this is being built. obviously, it's not about us. it's about the 142 heroes that are going on on this wall. we have guys on the wall that we grew up with, we went 0 high school with. >> organizers used private money for the project but are also raising funds to pay some of the bills and for upkeep. it is expected to be complete in about two months. >> volunteers handed out
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